Rita has everything: 15 years and a whole summer ahead of her, a future ex-boyfriend, and a best friend to braid her hair. But then she visits an exhibition by a neighbor of hers, and her perfect world crumbles around her.
João Nicolau has become one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Portuguese cinema. This dreamy coming-of-age fairy tale is cast in both epic and intimate proportions—just like the flutters of first love. A truly original, delightfully tropical ode to adolescence and the escape into fantasy.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria